So extensive is that remarkable, sinuous sheet of water known to the world as Sydney Harbour that it has to photographed from hundreds of standpoints to get anything like justice done to its myriad charms. Fortunately, Nature has, provided many elevations from which its beauties may be viewed, and it is on one of these that we now stand as we look across in a southerly direction at the distant city. To climb up the endless steps from the Lavender Bay boat is no easy task, but the energetic are rewarded by an enchanting view, that takes in countless bays and points, green islets and blue seas. Look back on Lavender Bay itself, and note the charming little touches that extend to McMahon's Point yonder. Then look across to the southern shores. On the extreme left of the stereograph is one of the huge ocean liners berthed in Circular Quay. Among the familiar landmarks of the adjacent city, the dome of the Lands Department stands out in clear relief even at this distance. The grass-covered bank of Dawes' Point cuts off our view of the Quay and the ferry traffic, but we get a clear view of the foreshore, that extends past Miller's Point round to the busy Darling Harbour. The Observatory stands out plainly, with its cluster of trees, and one may see through the city's smoke the dome of the Queen Victoria Market, besides other prominent architectural landmarks, including those pertaining to the Post Office, the Town Hall, and the principal churches and cathedrals.